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Job Title: Senior Technical Officer  

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Employer: Malaria Consortium

Recruiter: GRID Consulting Limited

Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations which is dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, Government and non-Governmental agencies, academic institutions, local and international organisations; to ensure good evidence support delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning.

The organisation has been in operations in Nigeria since 2008 and recently opened a country office in Abuja to fully establish itself with its long term commitment. Malaria Consortium now seeks to recruit professionals in its country office and new projects in Nigeria

The Senior Technical Officer will be based in the Abuja Country office and will be responsible for preparing and implementing the intervention plans that focus on all technical aspects of the project in compliance with the overall project plan. S/he will oversee project monitoring and research activities and ensure all ethical and clearance considerations are met in time. The Officer will promote the use of injectable(s) and intra-rectal Artesunate in the management of severe malaria cases:

Main Duties:

•          Work closely with Country Technical Coordinator, Project Manager and Regional Programme Coordinator to develop and update technical strategies to achieve project objectives.

•          Work with the Project Manager to develop detailed intervention plans including research plans.

•          Ensure that the case management trainings are carried out with high quality and on time.

•          Design health workers Capacity building tools and strengthening packages that employ adult learning methods working closely with the Project Manager, Regional Programme Coordinator and Regional Case Management Specialist.

•          Supervise research study implementation, data management and data quality assurance.

•          Support the M&E and other relevant technical team members’ in monitoring and result measurement, performance management and quality assurance.

Qualifications:

•          A Medical professional preferably in Pediatrics or Medicine; with significant experience in clinical management or clinical research of severe malaria – particularly familiar with the use of injectable Artesunate.

•          S/he must have a minimum 8-years’ experience with 3-years’ working experience in a similar role and within Nigeria or an African Country.

•          The ideal candidate must have proven technical skills in Malaria, Global current malaria case management, experience in Medical Research and knowledge of adult learning methods.

•          Excellent communication, data analysis, report writing, project management, M&E and capacity building skills are required.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:

Interested candidates, who meet the qualifications and requirements for the position, should apply online with an electronic copy of an application letter (Cover Letter) and CV.

Interviews will commence thereafter with a view to engaging the best candidates immediately. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Closing date: 20th September, 2013

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